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Mantra: The Rules of Indulgence Hardcover – May 20, 2008

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“Mantra teaches the wisdom of a healthy, balanced dessert with style and sophistication.” (Dr. Mehmet Oz)

“When the mere reading of a cookbook’s index is cause enough to linger, its author must be doing something right.” (washingtonpost.com)

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Vote now for Chef Jehangir Mehta to have his own show on the Ophrah OWN Network!

Jehangir Mehta is the chef and owner of Graffiti, a food and wine bar in New York's East Village, and the creator of Partistry, an event-management company featuring handmade confections, teas, chocolates, and hand-painted wedding cakes. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and has been a pastry chef at some of the finest restaurants in New York City, including Jean-Georges, Mercer Kitchen, Union Pacific, Compass, Aix, and Sapa. He lives in New York City with his wife.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco; 1st edition (May 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060899859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060899851
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,514,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By the real top chef on May 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
this book takes an unusually ingredient-centric approach to cooking: each recipe is focused on a single ingredient, and the book itself is broken down into sections like "herbs," "flowers," and so on. i actually like this, because it helps you focus on the flavors and range of that ingredient. each recipe also features a short paragraph about the cultural history of the showcased ingredient; these make for good reading while waiting for the pot to boil. in all, the book is quite easy to read, and the few recipes i've tried were not that difficult to pull off. there's also a ton of really nice pictures, which is always a plus and takes the guesswork out of plating.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Chef and author Jehangir Mehta has created memorable desserts and dishes at his new Manhattan food and wine bar Graffiti, and here offers some of his original flavor fusions for readers interested in different variations on themes. From Turmeric Yorkshire Pudding to a Basil Cocktail and Fragrant Fennel Brittle, East meets West in a truly original pairing of tradition and modernity: perfect for collections specializing in international fusion cookbooks.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 1 holistic chef on November 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book provided me with the info that I was looking for although I wish the chef would have included foods on the savory side along with the sweet.I hope to work with him one day soon to see how he uses Ayurveda at his restaurants.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BarbaraJean on February 27, 2009
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the Mantra cookbook is innovative and creative in their use of ingrediants and preparation. Delightfully inspiring!
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